Home makeover: Thomas McGirr in their mid-renovation home. Photograph: Tom Honan

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DELIVERY HOLD-UPS WILL DELAY BUILDING WORK ON DOMESTIC EXTENSIONS, PUSHING UP COSTS What happens when you finally g(...)

Try to avoid working at your kitchen table.  it’s much better to create a space specifically for work.

Our homes have never had more demands placed upon them. They’ve become our office, our classrooms, our gym, and so much more. There’s been so much cha(...)

This year’s Ideal Home Show will be packed with the products and service providers you need to get your grand design off the drawing board. Photograph: Getty

Looking to get your house in order? Draw up plans for a visit to the Permanent TSB Ideal Home Show, which is back at the RDS over the October Bank Hol(...)

Platsa bed unit from Ikea, €650.

Divide with style As rents continue to rise, there’s evidence that more people are doubling up in rental rooms and apartments. Furniture companies ar(...)

Lot 371: Pink sapphire and diamond ring – a  cushion-cut pink sapphire of 4.64ct with gem report and triangular step cut diamonds of approx 1.00ct, mounted in platinum and 18ct white gold (€6,500–€7,000) at O’Reilly’s on Francis Street.
Home Front: thinking pink

Pink diamonds There must be something in the air – or perhaps the water this year – for the colour pink and its kaleidoscope of colours, hues and ton(...)

The Bergfink hammock €24.99 from Jysk

Look of the Danish Just over a week away, the opening of the first Jsyk stores in Naas Retail Park is likely to cause plenty of traffic. The Danish h(...)

TV interiors presenter Linda Barker.

Friday, April 20th Ipm: Introduction to the Ideal Home Show followed by Liz Dwyer interview with TV interiors presenter Linda Barker on the latest lo(...)

Ideal Home Show: 240 stands spread across almost three acres at the RDS

The Ideal Home Show runs from October 27th-30th at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Ballbridge Dublin 4. Upwards of 26,000 people are expected to visi(...)

The ‘Irish Times’ Home & Design Theatre at the Ideal Home Show.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th 1pm: Introduction to The Irish Times Home & Design Theatre followed by The quantity surveyor versus the architect : head-to-(...)

Baby Ventura cot:  In a post-gender society it is hard to believe that the colour-coding of pink for girls and blue for boys was once the reverse

The nursery has moved on from its Victorian origins as a room hidden from view at the top of the house, where children were expected to be seen but no(...)

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